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PCANC Announces Launch of Statewide Public Awareness Campaign

PCANC Announces Launch of Statewide Public Awareness Campaign

Prevent Child Abuse NC (PCANC) launched a new public awareness campaign to engage North Carolinians in building caring connections. Every day connections are more important than we ever believed. Science tells us that relationships have the power to shape our brains. Relationships help us learn better, work better, parent better. When we experience tough times, they help us heal. With each connection, we develop a healthier, stronger community. “This campaign emphasizes the importance of being a positive connection and will foster conversations about supporting families, so all children have strong foundations for their developing brains,” said Sharon Hirsch, President and...
Prevent Child Abuse NC Announces Board Officers for Fiscal Year 2019-2020

Prevent Child Abuse NC Announces Board Officers for Fiscal Year 2019-2020

[caption id="attachment_3227" align="alignright" width="400"] Silhouettes of Business People Discussing Business Issues[/caption] Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina (PCANC) announces the election of its fiscal year 2019-2020 executive officers: Jed Hysong, board chair; Zeke Bridges, board vice-chair; Thomas Moore, secretary; and Michael Olander, treasurer and operations committee chair. The executive officers will lead a team of 17 statewide volunteer leaders dedicated to child well-being and family strengthening efforts across North Carolina. Jed Hysong is a CPA and Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) with over 20 years of accounting and finance experience and is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and...
Prevent Child Abuse NC Announces Board Officers for Fiscal Year 2019-2020

Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina Announces New Appointments to its Board of Directors

Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina (PCANC) announced the appointments of Audrey Kemp Curry, DDS, MPH; Ilina Ewen; Katherine Vail Pope; Susan Scott; and Catherine Williamson-Hardy, MPA to its 2019/2020 statewide board of directors. They join a team of 17 volunteer leaders dedicated to ensuring all North Carolina children thrive in safe, stable, nurturing relationships. For Audrey Kemp Curry, DDS, MPH, attended Meharry Medical College to receive a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree.  While in dental school, Curry served on a medical mission trip to Haiti.  After graduation, Curry worked with the National Health Service Corp providing dental care to the...
Prevent Child Abuse NC Welcomes Claire Veazey as Development Director

Prevent Child Abuse NC Welcomes Claire Veazey as Development Director

“Claire’s experience in nonprofit philanthropic work, and child development, including a previous role where she worked with PCANC, make her uniquely qualified to lead PCANC’s philanthropic efforts,” said Sharon Hirsch, PCANC President and CEO. “Her robust experience in development, knowledge of implementation science, and outstanding relationship building skills, are assets that will benefit PCANC’s strategic growth and help us continue to improve outcomes for North Carolina’s children and families.” In her most recent role as Director of Volunteer Services for SECU Family House at UNC Hospitals, Veazey created a volunteer giving initiative that raised $30,000 in ten days. Prior to...

Prevent Child Abuse NC Receives Two Prestigious Nonprofit Ratings

Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina’s (PCANC) strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it two prestigious nonprofit awards: a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator, and a Platinum Seal of Transparency, the highest level of recognition offered by GuideStar, the world’s largest source of nonprofit information. Since 2002, using objective analysis, Charity Navigator has awarded only the most fiscally responsible organizations a 4-star rating. In 2011, Charity Navigator added 17 metrics, focused on governance and ethical practices as well as measures of openness, to its ratings methodology. These Accountability & Transparency metrics,...
PCANC Applauds Governor Roy Cooper’s Executive Order No. 95 on Paid Parental Leave as a Policy Measure That Can Save Lives of NC Children

PCANC Applauds Governor Roy Cooper’s Executive Order No. 95 on Paid Parental Leave as a Policy Measure That Can Save Lives of NC Children

Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina (PCANC) applauds Governor Roy Cooper for signing Executive Order No. 95. Studies show paid family leave is a critical public and business policy that can prevent child abuse and neglect and save the lives of children during an especially vulnerable time period, the early years of life: A 2015 study found that the State of California had a significant decrease in abusive head trauma admissions for children under age 2 when their parents had paid family leave, compared to seven states that did not have paid family leave policies. In March of 2019, the Duke...